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Re: Domino / Lucky Dice / Le Juge de Paix

Postby badpenny » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:45 pm

Interesting thread this one.

It refers me back to my machine Roll Out The Barrel, and the questions I was asking about it a year and a bit ago.
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The case although very substantial with a heavy metal door to the rear is clearly a conversion. It has two coin entries accepting old pennies and small tokens each of which play the machine. The pennies all track to the cash box, it only pays out tokens.
The mechanism is clock controlled and there is a fourth reel to the left which automatically shows you the value of your winnings.
The machine pays out as each reel stops - it doesn't wait until all three have stopped, likewise the fourth reel advances as each payout occurs.

It's my intention to dispose of this probably at Coventry so for the sake of accuracy in the catalogue any further information about this one would be helpful.

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Re: Domino / Lucky Dice / Le Juge de Paix

Postby paulbohlmann » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:32 pm

Hi,

That is very interesting....
It looks quite clear like a conversion from the Omega.
The Omega was first introduced in 1929 as "Waren-Automat",
and then later called "Omega". Produced by Jentzsch & Meerz.
In that time there were a lot of American slots imported,
so the German manufacturers tried to build their own bandits.
There were different versions, also one with a Jackpot.
The first version had a 3 payout-mechanism, the later ones only 1.
All with a Mint-Vendor. Your one was the Model A.
Unfortunately, "was" .....

Regards Marco.
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Re: Domino / Lucky Dice / Le Juge de Paix

Postby pennymachines » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:48 pm

pennymachines wrote:Maybe one of our French visitors could explain why they called it "Le Juge de Paix" (Justice of the Peace).
Actually, I see Baudot explains this:
Baudot wrote:The French name for the machine... is derived from a popular game commonly played in French cafes at the beginning of the century and is nothing to do with dispensing justice.
He also says the game was distributed by the Domino company in the USA. Was this another name for the Keystone Manufacturing Co.? Is this how a Dice game became known as the Domino? One answer and two more questions...

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Re: Domino / Lucky Dice / Le Juge de Paix

Postby lepingouinmecanique » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:49 pm

Hi there, here is the French visitor !
Very interesting topic !
"Juge de paix" means literally "judge of peace" but I guess you will say something like "magistrate"?

Here is a scan from an original ad printed in Leipzig the town of the Jentzch & Meerz company.
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Re: Domino / Lucky Dice / Le Juge de Paix

Postby paulbohlmann » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:09 pm

Hi le pingouin,

Where do you know from that the ad is from 1912 ?

Pennymachines mentioned that "Le Juge de Paix" was a popular game, do you know the game or rules?

We have cards (applications), dices (wheels) and Domino in the name... very strange.....

Regards Marco.

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Re: Domino / Lucky Dice / Le Juge de Paix

Postby lepingouinmecanique » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:46 pm

paulbohlmann wrote:Where do you know from that the ad is from 1912 ?
Well, I dated the ad 1912 on my website to illustrate the date of first production of the game, not the ad.
In fact I can't give a date of the ad I have... the only thing I'm sure is that I bought the ad from a grandson of a distributor in Marseilles who was in activity in the '30s.
lepingouinmecanique wrote:Pennymachines mentioned that "Le Juge de Paix" was a popular game, do you know the game or rules?
It is a countertop dice game (see picture). It is nothing special, but it was name in slang "le juge de paix" because once you have pressed the button, the result has to be accepted by the players who are gambling since the machine is fair to everyone as a judgement.
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Roll out the Barrel on ebay

Postby arrgee » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:45 pm

Topic moved & merged - Site Admin.

I think whoever converted this drank too much Red Barrel ! !WEIRD!
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Re: Roll out the Barrel on ebay

Postby arrgee » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:48 pm

On second thoughts, no amount of Red Barrel could have got you intoxicated :burp:

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Re: Roll out the Barrel on ebay

Postby badpenny » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:08 pm

That took you 3 minutes to come to your senses.

Who remembers "I want me special Ethel" ????

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Re: Roll out the Barrel on ebay

Postby arrgee » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:43 am

Badpenny wrote:That took you 3 minutes to come to your senses
I was busy drinking Watneys Starlight in order to remember how bad some beer was in those days.


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